Eaton Ensures Business Continuity with Disaster Prevention App

In today’s highly digitized and data-driven economy, operational downtime, whether caused by man-made or natural disaster, has a significant impact on businesses. Power outages due to natural calamities or network instability can damage and cause physical equipment failure, and the often overlooked cost of losing critical data and the time it takes to recover data must be a key consideration when identifying strategies to ensure business continuity.

These outages can particularly affect small and medium-sized businesses, where IT services and resources may be limited. Investing in a disaster prevention application can be one of the best ways to help prevent further problems, as it allows business owners to proactively manage, monitor and determine corrective actions before power outages, which can help reduce recovery costs.

Part of Eaton’s Brightlayer Data Center Suite, Eaton’s loss prevention application – Intelligent Power Manager (IPM), provides the tools needed to monitor and manage power devices in the physical or virtual environment. This innovative software ensures system availability and data integrity by allowing business owners or IT managers to remotely monitor, manage and control UPS, PDUs, servers and other storage devices on the network.

One of the main characteristics of the MPI system is the graceful shutdown setting, which allows SMBs to preserve the functionality of key assets by shutting them down when a shutdown occurs, across multiple operating systems. This prevents data from being destroyed and electrical components from being damaged. With the on-demand power capping feature, the user can extend the runtime of critical devices during power outages by pre-scheduling all non-essential devices to turn off first. This allows business-critical servers to be operational until the backup system or power supply is operational.

“With Eaton MPI, companies with a hybrid IT environment can easily configure and manage their distributed IT assets through their Eaton electrical equipment from a central location. This is particularly useful in ensuring a quick and safe recovery, where sending IT staff onsite may not be possible or cost effective,” says Gavin Swadling, Eaton National Sales Manager A/NZ, Power Quality division.

Other Eaton IPM features:

  • Visualization of power metrics and constraints
  • Easy-to-use wizard-based automation
  • Vendor Independent Monitoring
  • Smart load shedding
  • Site Recovery Manager Failover
  • Power capping on demand
  • Gradual shutdown within clusters
  • Complex system protection
  • Remote automated protection
  • 3 licensing options to meet different business needs

The ability to seamlessly integrate with leading industry IT management systems and vendors is essential to a network-friendly solution. With IPM software, Eaton has invested heavily to ensure and validate that the software works seamlessly with its alliance partners such as VMware, Cisco, NetApp, Dell, HPE, Nutanix, Scale Computing and ConnectWise.

Cybersecurity is also a top priority for Eaton products, and the IPM system is no exception. The software has proven to be an inexpensive and highly viable air gap solution providing a cost-effective way to automate daily IT tasks and plan cybersecurity air gaps. In turn, this minimizes the attack surface of a company’s infrastructure and strengthens overall security.

As a small business, keeping your power and data systems secure and efficient has never been more critical. Rising demand for energy and electricity, cybersecurity concerns and competition have led to the need for better solutions and practices to ensure business continuity. Investing in a cost effective disaster prevention application should not be overlooked.

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